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Posted 6/30/15
I suppose how one capable man can make all the difference in a war.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jingxing
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My grandpa was a veteran. He was in the 2nd wave of attack planes. He got to meet his former enemies at the 70th anniversary in 2011. He fought all the way from there to the very end in Okinawa. They wanted to use him as a Kamikaze and even though he agreed, at the last moment he radio'd to his squadron that "that's cowardice, you guys can kiss my ass, i'm not doing that!" He was shot down by none other than Gregory Boyington. Where they also met each other and became life-long friends after the war and met at Pearl Harbor and other locations. My grandpa passed away shortly after the 70th anniversary.
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An interesting fact I learned was that during the Japanese Invasions of Korea in 1592-98, the Korean Admiral Yi-Sun-Sin was able to defeat a Japanese fleet of 131 with his much smaller fleet of 13 ships in the Battle of Myeongnyang.

I was also rather shocked to learn that when you look at the amount of deaths from the Mongol conquests the actual percentages of the total world population killed adds up to somewhere between 11% and 17%, compared to WW2's 3%. I know that populations were significantly larger in the 1940's compared to the 13th century, but that's still a uniquely massive swathe of death relative to the typical scale of a 13th century war.
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the japanese invented crystal meth in the 1930's and they also used fleas with the plague vs the chinese
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If you want peace prepare war
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War taught me that I can take Captain America's shield....




And do this with it...

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The first world war was started over an argument about the plural for the word 'moose'.
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War never changes.
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... Okay, fine. Found this out the other day. I'll go ahead and say it this way.

The very first thing destroyed by an atomic bomb (disregarding all tests) was a hospital.

More accurately, the epicenter of the Hiroshima atomic bomb was 580 meters directly above the Shima Hospital, which would be the first thing destroyed assuming the blast was distributed evenly. The bomb missed its target (the Aioi Bridge) by around 250 meters and detonated above the hospital, making it the hypocenter of the Hiroshima bomb. It's been rebuilt since, and is still in its original location.
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That there is no limit to human stupidity.
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walker1455 wrote:
I was also rather shocked to learn that when you look at the amount of deaths from the Mongol conquests the actual percentages of the total world population killed adds up to somewhere between 11% and 17%, compared to WW2's 3%. I know that populations were significantly larger in the 1940's compared to the 13th century, but that's still a uniquely massive swathe of death relative to the typical scale of a 13th century war.


According to wikipedia, the Mongol Conquest was one of the deadliest episodes in human history. I wonder how accurate those numbers are. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_by_death_toll
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Remember when Dante posted? I do.
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I learned that when you have an acorn war with your elementary school classmates it's very likely some kids are gonna throw rocks.
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We need it, because if we don't we would never advance. If we had no war we would slowly become stationary.

Just think about all the people who would commit suicide because we don't need an army anymore, what would they do with their life if not for joining the army? They need the army soo bad that they ultimately become this defender.

History tells me fuck all, you want to know what it really tells me? That we were born to kill each other, no matter what we do, or how we do it we always accept it .

We learn more from what we do to win wars, Tacticians, strategy, How to effectively kill people to win. That is what makes us strong. We can be peace keepers, but don't think for a second that the art of war is useless, we need it, we need to know how to defend ourselves.

If people didn't have war, just think of all of the jobs lost, just think of all the money we would be losing. Do you really think that we give a shit about a human life with a rifle? NO, we think that the person who made the rifle is more important, how he distributes those rifles. We think we are doing people a favor by letting them join the army, by making them strong.

Its sad to think that by joining the army you are molded into either a killing machine, a strong individual who doesn't break, or both. Comparing those people to all of the countless waste of life who are just aimlessly living in the world with the safety net, doing nothing, leeching off of others, parasites, it really makes me think that people who put themselves through hardships are the real winners, instead of living life with no care at all.

War, I don't need to tell you anything about war, you already know. What facts do you really need to hear? That thousands of people suffer? That thousands of people prosper? Its just a game we need to play, and the only facts we need are simply being the strongest because of war.
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Is the best time to have a bottle rocket fight between marine barracks. Learned from a retired sailor.
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